I recently changed my /home to another partition and after it caused problems (I had it formatted as NTFS) I wish to change it back to it's original location. I changed the FSTAB listing for /home to use the UUID for the ext4 partition but it still causes problems. On startup I get "unable to mount /dev/sda5" and "unable to mount /dev/sdc5". I push 'S' to skip and get to the login screen where I can sometimes log into my session and sometimes the screen goes black then back to the login screen. I am now making this post using the Guest account.
BLKID gives the following info:
/dev/sda1: LABEL="Additional Windows Stuff" UUID="201821D41821AA2C" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda5: UUID="f1d24581-7850-4a0f-93cd-7e4d24dade1d" TYPE="swap" /dev/sda6: UUID="1eaa73bd-8758-4899-a4d2-2a992a2ea762" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="Master Disk" UUID="A0C41DD1C41DAA94" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdb5: LABEL="My Documents" UUID="0F26083D43D41058" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdc1: LABEL="Elements" UUID="CAB427ABB4279949" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdd1: LABEL="UBUNTU11-10" UUID="19EC-2249" TYPE="vfat"
- SDA1 is in physical position of IDE0 and so has GRUB and some other stuff on it.
- SDA5 is my Swap partition.
- SDA6 is my Ubuntu install and where I'm trying to return my /home to.
- SDB1 is in physical position of IDE1 and has my Windows install.
- SDB5 is where I moved /home to for a short time.
- SDC1 is a USB drive.
- SDD1 is my LiveUSB install drive with 11.10 on it.
Currently my FSTAB file looks like this:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sdc6 during installation UUID=1eaa73bd-8758-4899-a4d2-2a992a2ea762 / ext4 defaults 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sdc7 during installation UUID=92f46648-958f-40a1-b96b-607081c063a7 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0 /dev/sdb2 /home ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/sda5 /media/sda5 ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/sdc5 /media/sdc5 ntfs defaults 0 0 /dev/sdb5 /media/sdb5 swap defaults 0 0 /dev/sdd1 /media/sdd1 vfat defaults 0 0
Is there a way to completly start from scratch without stuffing the system or will I have to manually remount the affected drives? I don't mind re-installing if I have too, but who enjoys that? Once fixed, I think I will use simlinks to merge my 'My Documents' and /home!
I am a Windows veteran but a Linux numpty!
I do have 'Storage Device Manager' installed.